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Note: THIS IS NOT YET A POLICY OF THE KONKANI WIKIPEDIA; this page on the speedy deletion policy of the English Wikipedia, and is being adapted for use as a deletion policy for the Konkani Wikipedia.

There are several templates mentioned on this page for tagging pages for Quick Deletion. Please ignore all of these and only use {{QuickDelete}} to tag pages for Quick Deletion.

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The criteria for quick deletion specify the only cases in which administrators have broad consensus to bypass deletion discussion, at their discretion, and immediately delete Wikipedia pages or media. They cover only the cases specified in the rules here.

Deletion is reversible, but only by administrators, so other deletions occur only after discussion. Quick deletion is intended to reduce the time spent on deletion discussions for pages or media with no practical chance of surviving discussion.[1]

Administrators should take care not to quick delete pages or media except in the most obvious cases. If a page has survived its most recent deletion discussion, it should not be quick deleted except for newly discovered copyright violations and pages that meet specific uncontroversial criteria; these criteria are noted below. Contributors sometimes create pages over several edits, so administrators should avoid deleting a page that appears incomplete too soon after its creation.

Anyone can request quick deletion by adding one of the quick deletion templates. Before nominating a page for quick deletion, consider whether it could be improved, reduced to a stub, merged or redirected elsewhere, reverted to a better previous revision, or handled in some other way. A page is eligible for quick deletion only if all of its revisions are also eligible. Users nominating a page for quick deletion should specify which criterion/criteria the page meets, and should notify the page creator and any major contributors.

The creator of a page may not remove a quick deletion tag from it. Only an editor who is not the creator of a page may do so. A creator who disagrees with the quick deletion should instead click on the सांचो:Button button that appears inside of the quick deletion tag. This button links to the discussion page with a pre-formatted area for the creator to explain why the page should not be deleted. However, if the sole author blanks a page (other than a userspace page or category page), this can be taken as a deletion request, and the blank page tagged for deletion with {{Db-blanked}} (see G7).

Besides quick deletion, there is Wikipedia:Requests for deletion, which is the normal method of carrying out deletion.

Introduction to criteria[बदल]

Abbreviations (G12, A3...) are often used to refer to these criteria, and are given in each section. For example, "QD G12" refers to criterion 12 under general (copyright infringement) and "QD U1" refers to criterion 1 under user (user request). These abbreviations can be confusing to new editors or anyone else unfamiliar with this page; in many situations a plain-English explanation of why a specific page was deleted is preferable.

Immediately following each criterion below is a list of templates used to mark pages or media files for quick deletion under the criterion being used. In order to alert administrators to the nomination, place the relevant quick deletion template at the top of the page or media file you are nominating (within ‎<noinclude>...‎</noinclude> if nominating a Template: page); if the page is protected, place the template on the corresponding Talk page instead, along with an explanation of which page to delete. Please be sure to supply an edit summary that mentions that the page is being nominated for quick deletion. All of the quick deletion templates are named as "Db-X" with "Db" standing for "delete because". A list of the "Db-X" templates can be found at Wikipedia:Criteria for quick deletion/Deletion templates.

If a page falls under more than one of the criteria, instead of adding multiple tags it is possible to add a single {{Db-multiple}} tag to cover them all. For example, if an article seems both to be promotional (G11) and also to fail to indicate significance of its subject (A7) then the tag {{Db-multiple|G11|A7}} can be used to indicate both of these concerns. Then the article can be quickly deleted if an administrator assesses it and decides that either or both of the criteria apply.

There is strong consensus that the creators and major contributors of pages and media files should be warned of a quick deletion nomination (or of the deletion if not informed prior thereto). All quick deletion templates (using criteria other than U1, G6, G7, and G8) thus contain in their body a pre-formatted, suggested warning template to notify the relevant party or parties of the nomination for quick deletion under the criterion used. You can copy and paste such warnings to the talk pages of the creators and major contributors, choose from others listed at Category:QD warning templates, or place the unified warning template, {{subst:QD-warn|csd|Page name}}, which allows you to tailor your warning under any particular criterion by replacing csd with the associated criterion abbreviation (e.g. g4, a7).

Use common sense when applying a quick deletion request to a page: review the page history to make sure that all prior revisions of the page meet the quick deletion criterion, because a single editor can replace an article with material that appears to cause the page to meet one or more of the criteria.

Pages that have survived deletion discussions[बदल]

When applicable, the following criteria may be used to delete pages that have survived their most recent deletion discussions:

  • G6, technical deletions
  • G8, pages dependent on nonexistent pages
  • G9, office actions
  • G12, unambiguous copyright violations
  • A2, foreign language articles on other Wikimedia projects
  • A5, transwikied pages
  • F8, images on Commons

These criteria may only be used in such cases when no controversy exists; in the event of a dispute, start a new deletion discussion. However, newly discovered copyright violations should be tagged for G12 if the violation existed in all previous revisions of the article.

List of criteria[बदल]


These apply to every type of page with exclusions listed for specific criteria, and so apply to articles, redirects, user pages, talk pages, files, etc. Read the specifics for each criterion to see where and how they apply.

G1. Patent nonsense[बदल]

This applies to pages consisting entirely of incoherent text or gibberish with no meaningful content or history. It does not cover poor writing, partisan screeds, obscene remarks, implausible theories, vandalism or hoaxes, fictional material, coherent non-English material, or poorly translated material. Nor does it apply to user sandboxes or other pages in the user namespace. In short, if you can understand it, G1 does not apply.

G2. Test pages[बदल]

This applies to pages created to test editing or other Wikipedia functions. It applies to subpages of the Wikipedia Sandbox created as tests, but does not apply to the Sandbox itself: it does not apply to pages in the user namespace, nor does it apply to valid but unused or duplicate templates (although criterion T3 may apply).

G3. Pure vandalism and blatant hoaxes[बदल]

This applies to pages that are blatant and obvious misinformation, blatant hoaxes (including images intended to misinform), and redirects created by cleanup from page-move vandalism. Articles about notable hoaxes are acceptable if it is clear that they are describing a hoax.

G4. Recreation of a page that was deleted per a deletion discussion[बदल]

This applies to sufficiently identical copies, having any title, of a page deleted via its most recent deletion discussion.[2] It excludes pages that are not substantially identical to the deleted version, pages to which the reason for the deletion no longer applies, and content that has been moved to user space or converted to a draft for explicit improvement (but not simply to circumvent Wikipedia's deletion policy). This criterion also does not cover content undeleted via a deletion review or quick deletion (although in that case the previous quick criterion, or other quick criteria, may apply).

G5. Creations by banned or blocked users[बदल]

This applies to pages created by banned or blocked users in violation of their ban or block, and that have no substantial edits by others. G5 should not be applied to transcluded templates or to categories that may be useful or suitable for merging.

  • To qualify, the edit or article must have been made while the user was actually banned or blocked. A page created before the ban or block was imposed or after it was lifted will not qualify under this criterion.
  • To qualify, the edit must be a violation of the user's specific block or ban. Pages created by a topic-banned user may be deleted if they come under that particular topic, but not if they are legitimately about some other topic.
  • {{Db-g5|name of banned user}}, {{Db-banned|name of banned user}}

G6. Technical deletions[बदल]

This is for uncontroversial maintenance, including:

  • Deleting empty dated maintenance categories.
  • Deleting a disambiguation page that links to only one extant article and whose title includes "(disambiguation)"[3]
  • Deleting redirects or other pages blocking page moves. Administrators should be aware of the proper procedures where a redirect/page holding up a page move has a non-trivial page history. An administrator who deletes a page that is blocking a move should ensure that the move is completed after deleting it.
  • Deleting pages unambiguously created in error or in the incorrect namespace.
  • Deleting templates orphaned as the result of a consensus at WP:TfD.
  • Deleting redirects in the "File:" namespace with the exact same name as a file or redirect at Commons, provided the redirect on Wikipedia has no file links (unless the links are obviously intended for the file or redirect at Commons).
  • Deleting userspace drafts containing only the default Article Wizard text if the user who created the page has been inactive for at least one year.
  • {{Db-g6|rationale=reason}}, {{Db-copypaste|page to be moved}}, {{Db-disambig}}, {{Db-move|page to be moved|reason}}, {{Db-xfd|fullvotepage=link to closed deletion discussion}}, {{db-error}}, {{Db-redircom}}, {{db-blankdraft}}
    • If no special tag like those above can be used, the general {{Db-g6|rationale=reason}} tag should be used instead, with a reason specified in the |rationale= parameter of the tag.

G7. Author requests deletion[बदल]

If requested in good faith and provided that the only substantial content to the page was added by its author. (For redirects created as a result of a page move, the mover must also have been the only substantive contributor to the pages prior to the move.[4]) If the sole author blanks a page other than a userspace page, a category page, or any type of talk page, this can be taken as a deletion request.

G8. Pages dependent on a non-existent or deleted page[बदल]

Examples of this criterion include talk pages with no corresponding subject page, subpages with no parent page, image pages without a corresponding image, redirects to invalid targets, such as non-existent targets, redirect loops, and bad titles, and categories populated by deleted or retargeted templates. It excludes any page that is useful to Wikipedia, and in particular deletion discussions that are not logged elsewhere, user pages, user talk pages, talk page archives (except article talk page archives where the corresponding article and main talk page have been deleted and the page is not otherwise useful to Wikipedia – check for page-moves and merges before using G8 on article-talk-page-archives, the parent article might still exist under a different name), plausible redirects that can be changed to valid targets, Articles for Creation drafts using the prefix Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/NAME, talk pages for images that exist on Wikimedia Commons, and pages that should be moved to a different location.[5] Exceptions may be sign-posted with the template {{G8-exempt}}.

G9. Office actions[बदल]

The Wikimedia Foundation office reserves the right to quickly delete a page temporarily in cases of exceptional circumstances. Deletions of this type must not be reversed without permission from the Foundation.

G10. Pages that disparage, threaten, intimidate, or harass their subject or some other entity, and serve no other purpose[बदल]

Examples of "attack pages" may include libel, legal threats, material intended purely to harass or intimidate a person or biographical material about a living person that is entirely negative in tone and unsourced. These pages should be quickly deleted when there is no neutral version in the page history to revert to. Both the page title and page content may be taken into account in assessing an attack. Articles about living people deleted under this criterion should not be restored or recreated by any editor until the biographical article standards are met. Redirects from plausible search terms are not eligible under this criterion. For example, a term used on the target page to refer to its subject is often a plausible redirect – see Wikipedia:RNEUTRAL.

G11. Unambiguous advertising or promotion[बदल]

This applies to pages that are exclusively promotional and would need to be fundamentally rewritten to become encyclopedic. If a subject is notable and the content could plausibly be replaced with text that complies with neutral point of view, this is preferable to deletion. Note: Any article that describes its subject from a neutral point of view does not qualify for this criterion. However, "promotion" does not necessarily mean commercial promotion: anything can be promoted, including a person, a non-commercial organization, a point of view, etc. See Wikipedia:NOTFORPROMOTION for the policy on this.

G12. Unambiguous copyright infringement[बदल]

This applies to text pages that contain copyrighted material with no credible assertion of public domain, fair use, or a compatible free license, where there is no non-infringing content on the page worth saving. Only if the history is unsalvageably corrupted should it be deleted in its entirety; earlier versions without infringement should be retained. For equivocal cases that do not meet quick deletion criteria (such as where there is a dubious assertion of permission, where free-content edits overlie the infringement, or where there is only partial infringement or close paraphrasing), the article or the appropriate section should be blanked with {{subst:Copyvio}}, and the page should be listed at Wikipedia:Copyright problems. Please consult Wikipedia:Copyright violations for other instructions. Public-domain and other free content, such as a Wikipedia mirror, do not fall under this criterion, nor is mere lack of attribution of such works a reason for quick deletion. For images and media, see the equivalent criterion in the "Files" section here, which has more specific instructions.

Note: If other criteria apply in addition to G12, the template {{Db-multiple}} should be used instead, so we don't waste time seeking copyright permission after deleting the page.

G13. Abandoned Articles for creation submissions[बदल]

This applies to rejected or unsubmitted सांचो:Plainlinks that have not been edited in over six months (excluding bot edits). This criterion applies to all WikiProject Articles for creation drafts in project space and project talk space, as well as any userspace drafts and drafts in the Draft: namespace that are using the project's {{AFC submission}} template.


Note: Not all numbers are used as some criteria have been repealed.

A1. No context[बदल]

This applies to articles lacking sufficient context to identify the subject of the article. Example: "He is a funny man with a red car. He makes people laugh." It applies only to very short articles. Note that context is different from content, treated in A3. Don't use this tag in the first few minutes after a new article is created. This excludes coherent {{Non-English}} material, and poorly translated material. If any information in the title or on the page, including links, allows an editor, possibly with the aid of a web search, to find further information on the subject in an attempt to expand or edit it, A1 is not appropriate.[6]

A2. Foreign language articles that exist on another Wikimedia project[बदल]

This applies to articles having essentially the same content as an article on another Wikimedia project. If the article is not the same as an article on another project, use the template {{Not English}} instead, and list the page at Wikipedia:Pages needing translation into English for review and possible translation.

A3. No content[बदल]

This applies to articles (other than disambiguation pages, redirects, or soft redirects to Wikimedia sister projects) consisting only of external links, category tags and "See also" sections, a rephrasing of the title, attempts to correspond with the person or group named by its title, a question that should have been asked at the help or reference desks, chat-like comments, template tags, and/or images. This may also apply to articles consisting entirely of the framework of the Article wizard with no additional content. However, a very short article may be a valid stub if it has context, in which case it is not eligible for deletion under this criterion. Similarly, this criterion does not cover a page having only an infobox, unless its contents also meet another quick deletion criterion. This criterion excludes poor writing, coherent non-English material, and poorly translated material. Don't use this tag in the first few minutes after a new article is created.[6]

A5. Transwikied articles[बदल]

This applies to any article that consists only of a dictionary definition that has already been transwikied (e.g., to the Wiktionary), a primary source that has already been transwikied (e.g., to Wikisource), or an article on any subject that has been discussed at requests for deletion with an outcome to move it to another wiki, after it has been properly moved and the author information recorded.

A7. No indication of importance (individuals, animals, organizations, web content, events)[बदल]

This applies to any article about a real person, individual animal(s), organization, web content or organized event[7] that does not indicate why its subject is important or significant, with the exception of educational institutions.[8] This is distinct from verifiability and reliability of sources, and is a lower standard than notability. This criterion applies only to articles about web content and to articles about people, organizations, and individual animals themselves, not to articles about their books, albums, software, or other creative works. This criterion does not apply to species of animals, only to individual animal(s). The criterion does not apply to any article that makes any credible claim of significance or importance even if the claim is not supported by a reliable source or does not qualify on Wikipedia's notability guidelines. The criterion does apply if the claim of significance or importance given is not credible. If the claim's credibility is unclear, you can improve the article yourself, or list the article at requests for deletion.

  • {{Db-a7}}, {{Db-person}} – for people, {{Db-band}} – for bands, {{Db-club}} – for clubs, societies and groups, {{Db-inc}} – for companies, corporations and organizations, {{Db-web}} – for websites, {{Db-animal}} – for individual animals, {{Db-event}} – for events
  • If the claim of significance is credible, the A7 tag can not be applied, even if the claim does not meet the notability guidelines. Topics that seemed non-notable to new page patrollers have often been shown to be notable in deletion discussions.

A9. No indication of importance (musical recordings)[बदल]

This applies to any article about a musical recording or list of musical recordings where none of the contributing recording artists has an article and that does not indicate why its subject is important or significant (both conditions must be met). This is distinct from questions of verifiability and reliability of sources, and is a lower standard than notability. This criterion does not apply to other forms of creative media, products, or any other types of articles.

A10. Recently created article that duplicates an existing topic[बदल]

This applies to any recently created article with no relevant page history that duplicates an existing English Wikipedia topic, and that does not expand upon, detail or improve information within any existing article(s) on the subject, and where the title is not a plausible redirect. This does not include split pages or any article that expands or reorganizes an existing one or that contains referenced, mergeable material. It also does not include disambiguation pages. (When the new title is a reasonable term for the subject, converting the new article to a redirect may be preferable to deletion.)

  • {{Db-a10|article=Existing article title}}, {{Db-same|article=Existing article title}}
  • This deletion rationale should only be used rarely. In the vast majority of duplicate articles, the title used is a plausible misspelling or alternate name for the main article, and a redirect should be created instead. This criterion should be used only if its title could be quick deleted as a redirect.

A11. Obviously invented[बदल]

This applies to any article that plainly indicates that the subject was invented/coined/discovered by the article's creator or someone they know personally, and does not credibly indicate why its subject is important or significant. The criterion does not apply to any article that makes any credible claim of significance or importance even if the claim is not supported by a reliable source or does not qualify under Wikipedia's notability guidelines. Note: This is not intended for hoaxes (see QD G3).[9]

For any articles that are not quick deletion candidates, use Wikipedia:Requests for deletion.


For redirects created by User:Neelix, see the "special note" in criterion G6.

Note: Not all numbers are included as some criteria have been repealed.

R2. Cross-namespace redirects[बदल]

This applies to Redirects, apart from shortcuts, from the main namespace to any other namespace except the Category:, Template:, Wikipedia:, Help: and Portal: namespaces.

If the redirect was the result of a page move, consider waiting a day or two before deleting the redirect. See also Wikipedia:Cross-namespace redirects and Category:Cross-namespace redirects.

R3. Implausible typos[बदल]

This applies to recently created redirects from implausible typos or misnomers. However, redirects from common misspellings or misnomers are generally useful, as are sometimes redirects in other languages. This criterion does not apply to redirects created as a result of a page move.[4] It also does not apply to articles and stubs that have been converted into redirects, including redirects created by merges,[10] or to redirects ending with "(disambiguation)" that point to a disambiguation page.

For any redirects, including soft redirects, that are not quick deletion candidates, use Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion. Redirect pages that have useful page history should never be quick deleted. In some cases it may be possible to make a useful redirect by changing the target instead of deleting it. Redirects that do not work because of software limitations, such as redirects to special pages or to pages on other wikis, may be converted to soft redirects if they have a non-trivial history or other valid uses.

For reversal of redirects, use {{Db-move}}, a special case of {{Db-g6}}.


C1. Unpopulated categories[बदल]

That have been unpopulated for at least seven days. This does not apply to disambiguation categories, category redirects, featured topics categories, categories under discussion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion (or other such discussions), or project categories that by their nature may become empty on occasion (e.g. Category:Wikipedians looking for help). Place {{Empty category}} at the top of the page to prevent such categories from being deleted.
Tag category with {{Db-c1}}.

C2. Renaming or merging[बदल]

C2A. Typographic and spelling fixes.
  • Correction of spelling errors and capitalization fixes. Differences between British and American spelling (e.g. Harbours → Harbors) are not considered errors; however if the convention of the relevant category tree is to use one form over the other then a rename may be appropriate under C2C. If both spellings exist as otherwise-identical category names, they should be merged.
  • Appropriate conversion of hyphens into en dashes or vice versa (e.g. Category:Canada-Russia relations → Category:Canada–Russia relations).
C2B. Enforcing established Wikipedia naming conventions and practices.
C2C. Bringing a category into line with established naming conventions for that category tree, or into line with the various "x by y", "x of y", or "x in y" categorization conventions specified at Wikipedia:Category names.
  • This should be used only where there is no room for doubt that the category in question is being used for the standard purpose instead of being a potential subcategory.
  • This criterion should be applied only when there is no ambiguity or doubt over the existence of a category naming convention. Such a convention must be well defined and must be overwhelmingly used within the tree. If this is not the case then the category in question must be brought forward to a full Cfd nomination.
  • This criterion will not apply in cases where the category tree observes distinctions in local usage (e.g. Category:Transportation in the United States and Category:Transport in the United Kingdom).
C2D. Facilitating concordance between a particular category's name and a related article's name.
  • Renaming a topic category to match its eponymous article (e.g. Category:The Beatles and The Beatles).
  • This applies only if the related article's current name (and by extension, the proposed name for the category) is unambiguous, and uncontroversial – either because of longstanding stability at that particular name or immediately following a page move discussion that had explicit consensus to rename. If the page names are controversial or ambiguous in any way, then this criterion does not apply.
  • This criterion also does not apply if there is any ongoing discussion about the name of the page or category, or if there has been a recent discussion concerning any of the pages that resulted in a no consensus result.
C2E. Author request.
  • This criterion applies only if the author of a category requests or agrees to renaming within six months of creating the category.
  • The criterion does not apply if other editors have populated or changed the category since it was created. "Other editors" includes bots that populated the category, but excludes an editor working with the author on the renaming.
For C2A to C2E, tag category with {{subst:Cfr-quick|New name}} and list on WP:CFDS. Administrators may implement C2E cases without delay.

For any categories that are not quick candidates, use Wikipedia:Categories for discussion.

User pages[बदल]

Note: Not all numbers are used as some criteria have been repealed.

U1. User request[बदल]

Personal user pages and subpages (but not user talk pages) upon request by their user. This also includes editnotices for user pages. In some rare cases there may be administrative need to retain the page. User talk pages are not eligible for quick deletion under this criterion. Note: The template does not display on certain pages (such as .css and .js pages), but its categorization will work.

U2. Nonexistent user[बदल]

User pages of users that do not exist (check Special:Listusers), except userpages for anonymous users who have edited, redirects from misspellings of an established user's userpage, and for the previous name of a recently renamed user (which should normally be left as a redirect to the new name for a reasonable time).

U3. Non-free galleries[बदल]

Galleries in the userspace that consist mostly or entirely of "fair use" or non-free images. Wikipedia's non-free content policy prohibits the use of non-free content in userspace, even content that the user has uploaded; use of content in the public domain or under a free license is acceptable.

U5. Blatant misuse of Wikipedia as a web host[बदल]

Pages in userspace consisting of writings, information, discussions, and/or activities not closely related to Wikipedia's goals, where the owner has made few or no edits outside of user pages, with the exception of plausible drafts and pages adhering to Wikipedia:User pages#What may I have in my user pages?.
Before placing this template or deleting a page under this criterion, read Wikipedia:User pages#Handling inappropriate content and Wikipedia:User pages#Deletion of user pages.

For any user pages that are not quick deletion candidates, use Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion.



  • Not all numbers are included as some criteria have been repealed.
  • When nominating, place any of the quick deletion tags noted here inside <noinclude>…</noinclude> tags.

T2. Misrepresentation of policy[बदल]

Templates that are unambiguous misrepresentations of established policy, e.g. disclaimer templates intended to be used in articles and quick deletion templates for issues other than quick deletion criteria.
  • <noinclude>{{Db-t2}}</noinclude>, <noinclude>{{Db-policy}}</noinclude>

T3. Duplication and hardcoded instances[बदल]

Templates that are substantial duplications of another template, or hardcoded instances of another template where the same functionality could be provided by that other template, may be deleted after being tagged for seven days.
  • <noinclude>{{Db-t3|~~~~~ | Other template}}</noinclude>, <noinclude>{{Db-duplicatetemplate|~~~~~ | Other template}}</noinclude>

For any templates that are not quick deletion candidates, use Wikipedia:Templates for discussion.


P1. Any portal that would be subject to quick deletion as an article[बदल]

P2. Underpopulated portal[बदल]

Any portal based on a topic for which there is only a stub header article or fewer than three non-stub articles detailing subject matter that would be appropriate to present under the title of that portal.

For any portals that are not quick deletion candidates, use Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion.


विकिपीडिया चर्चा:Criteria for quick deletion/Common requests

The following are not by themselves sufficient to justify quick deletion.

  1. Reasons based on Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not. Wikipedia is not: "a dictionary", "an indiscriminate collection of information", "a crystal ball", "a how-to list", etc.
  2. Hoaxes. If even remotely plausible, a suspected hoax article should be subjected to further scrutiny in a wider forum. Truth is often stranger than fiction. Note that "blatant and obvious hoaxes and misinformation" are subject to quick deletion as vandalism.
  3. Original research. It is not always easy to tell whether an article consists of material that violates the policy against novel theories or interpretations or is simply unsourced.
  4. Neologisms that do not meet A11. New specialized terms should have a wider hearing.
  5. Notability. Articles that seem to have obviously non-notable subjects are eligible for quick deletion only if the article does not give a credible indication of why the subject might be important or significant.
  6. Failure to assert importance but not an A7, A9 or A11 category. There is no consensus to quickly delete articles of types not specifically listed in A7, A9 or A11 under those criteria.
  7. Author deletion requests made in bad faith. Author deletion requests made in bad faith, out of frustration, or in an attempt to revoke their freely-licensed contributions are not granted. However, anyone may request deletion of pages in their userspace.
  8. Author deletion requests after others have contributed substantially. If other editors have substantially edited an article (i.e. more than just minor corrections or maintenance tagging), the original author may not request deletion under G7 because the work of others is involved.
  9. Very short articles. Short articles with sufficient content and context to qualify as stubs may not be quickly deleted under criteria A1 and A3; other criteria may still apply.
  10. Copies that are not copyright violations. If content appears both here and somewhere else (possibly in modified form), consider the possibility that Wikipedia's is the original version and the other site copied from us. Alternatively, the same author may have written both versions, or the original may be free content.
  11. PNG / GIF files replaced by JPEG images. JPEG encoding discards information that may be important later. Do not delete the original PNG / GIF files.
  12. Questionable material that is not vandalism. Earnest efforts are never vandalism, so to assume good faith, do not delete as vandalism unless reasonably certain.
  13. User and user talk pages of IP addresses. Although users are encouraged to create Wikipedia accounts, unregistered users are still allowed to edit Wikipedia, and are identified by their IP addresses. If an unregistered user has a static IP address, it may have a user page and/or user talk page associated with it, and even for non-static IP addresses, the history can contain important discussions or information that may be of interest.
  14. Reasons based on essays. Wikipedia:Listcruft, Wikipedia:Obscure topics, Wikipedia:Deny recognition etc. are not valid reasons for quick deletion.
  15. A file that isn't a sound, video, or image file. To be deleted under F10, a file must have no encyclopedic value and not be used in any articles. Files that are in use or might have encyclopedic value, even if not sound, video, or image, should not be deleted without wider discussion.
  16. An article written in a foreign language or script. An article should not be quickly deleted just because it is not written in English. Instead it should be tagged with {{Not English}} and listed at Wikipedia:Pages needing translation into English. It may be reconsidered after translation whether the article merits deletion, retention or improvement by means of a suitable tag. However, if it already exists on another Wikimedia project, it might be quick deletable under criterion A2.

Procedure for administrators[बदल]

Make sure to specify the reason for deletion in the deletion summary. Also, in general the article's creator and major contributors should have been notified.

Before deleting a page, check the page history to assess whether it would instead be possible to revert and salvage a previous version, or there was actually a cut-and-paste move involved. Also:

  • The initial edit summary may have information about the source of or reason for the page.
  • The talk page may refer to previous deletion discussions or have ongoing discussion relevant to including the page.
  • The page log may have information about previous deletions that could warrant SALTing the page or keeping it on good reason.
  • What links here may show that the page is an oft-referred part of the encyclopedia, or may show other similar pages that warrant deletion. For pages that should not be re-created, incoming links in other pages (except in discussions, archives and tracking pages) should be removed.

See also[बदल]


  1. In this context, "quick" refers to the simple decision-making process, not the length of time since the article was created.
  2. The result of the most recent deletion discussion controls. This means that if the most recent discussion was "keep" or a default to keep through no consensus, G4 does not apply. Likewise, an article that was deleted through its most recent discussion, but was kept in prior discussions, is subject to the criterion and may be deleted. (Discussion.)
  3. If it does not end in (disambiguation), simply change it to a redirect. If it links to zero articles, it can be deleted as A3, "no content".
  4. 4.0 4.1 Page moves are excluded because of a history of improper deletions of these redirects. A move creates a redirect to ensure that any external links that point to Wikipedia remain valid. Should such links exist, deletion of these redirects will break them. Such redirects must be discussed at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion before deletion. However, redirects that were obviously made in error can be deleted as G6, technical deletions.
  5. Note that new editors sometimes mistakenly start article drafts on talk pages that have no article. If you see this, move the draft to the draft space or to the user's userspace, making sure the new user is listed as author and not you.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Consensus has developed that in most cases articles should not be tagged for deletion under this criterion moments after creation as the creator may be actively working on the content; though there is no set time requirement, a ten-minute delay before tagging under this criterion is suggested as good practice. Please do not mark the page as patrolled prior to that suitable delay passing, so that the wait does not result in the article escaping review at a later time.
  7. Routine coverage of unorganised events – for example, shooting incidents – may not necessarily qualify on A7; deletion discussions should be preferred in such cases.
  8. Past discussions leading to schools being exempt from A7.
  9. Unlike a hoax, subject to deletion as vandalism under QD G3 as a bad faith attempt to fool, QD A11 is for topics that were or may have been actually created and are real, but have no notice or significance except among a small group of people, e.g. a newly invented drinking game or new word.
  10. See Wikipedia:Merge and delete for an explanation as to why redirects created by merges cannot be deleted in most cases.

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